I recently started using a daily planner and journal called the “Self Journal”. It was recommended to me by one of my mentors, Chris Robinson. He is a sales genius. They have a private Facebook page where others post up examples of how they are using it. A few weeks ago, one of those examples had this written on the top of the page:
Action Absorbs Anxiety.
I thought it was brilliant – I was looking for the post again so I could give proper credit to her, but could not find it.
Let’s think into this for a moment.
When do you find yourself being the most anxious? When does the feeling of anxiety hit you the hardest? For me, it is when I am doing nothing – I am sitting around hoping things will happen, but not actually doing anything to make them happen. Like somehow, the action fairy will just magically appear and everything will be finished.
That first step is always the hardest, it takes 80% of the energy you will need to complete your goal. But, once we take it, we get hit up with a big dose of dopamine and you feel great. Your energy level jumps, your mind is filled with positive thoughts, and ideas start pouring in – and guess what happens – there is no room for anxiety, so it has no choice but to go find a different home.
So, when you are feeling anxious or nervous, or have some fear, the only way to break through is to take some action – any action.
What action will you take today?